Video film clips from Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf and Betty Haimendorf, Christoph’s wife and companion, field trip to the Apa Tani Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, north eastern India. From 1912 to 1944, no exploratory expedition had entered the Subansiri region of the North-East Frontier regions, until Haimendorf, as Special Officer in Subansiri, visited a number of the villages in 1944 and 1945.
This old videos are truly important treasures for Arunachal people. Apatani , Nyishi , Aka , nocte , wancho , monpa and Sherdukpen tribes are some of the lucky tribes to have their history documented in audio -video records.
Courtesy – Prof Alan Macfarlane – Ayabaya, digitalhimalaya.com , British Pathé and Ursula Graham Bower.